Taught course

Video Game Development

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Media

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Entry requirements

Programming applicants must have: - Object-orientated programming skills - Experience working with Windows, Mac OS or Linux APIs - Must be able to present at interview a game demo or design document for a game - Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related discipline is desired. Games

Artist applicants: - Ability to draw (e.g. character design, environment design, concept boards) - 2D & ideally 3D design skills - Animation skills - Must be able to present at interview a game demo, portfolio, design document or application - Degree in art, design, graphic, visual communications, animation or related discipline is desired.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme has been created in partnership with the likes of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Codemasters, Rare and Exient. It aims to help students become a perfect recruit for a career in the games industry, with not just the skills, but also the experience they will need.

Students will get specialist skills training, mentoring and support from leading game developers, the chance to design and build a working game that can be published, and experience at every stage of the games development cycle. Students will receive real game briefs, training and mentoring from industry partners such as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Exient, Rare and Codemasters.

On Gamer Camp: Pro, there are no classroom lectures, distance learning, dissertations or exams. Instead, you'll eat, sleep and breathe games with intensive tuition from industry pros with experience at big-name developers like Free Radical Design, Electronic Arts and Codemasters.

Information for international students

English – IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any bands)

Programmers should also have: BE or BTech at 55 per cent or 50 per cent from a 5 star University from a four-year degree in either; Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Information Technology (IT), or Bachelor of Computer Applications.

Artists should also have: BA in Visual Communications, Art and Design or any relevant art subject.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Gamer Camp
+(44) 0121 202 4818